Categories: "Community Inclusion Success Stories" or "Updates"

Dylan's Story: Artist, Athlete and Advocate

December 5th, 2013
  Dressed in a ?DOWN SYNDROME ROCKS? T-shirt, Dylan sets down his drumsticks and picks up a microphone to address the crowd, ?I am the founder of The Jackson Memory Band. Yes, I have Down syndrome, but that?s not going to stop me from being a rock s… more »

Ken September 2013

November 20th, 2013
  You may remember Ken who was featured in the January Community Inclusion newsletter.  When we last talked with Ken, he had temporarily stepped away from Taekwondo after earning his First Degree Black Belt, and was focused on his bowling league and sp… more »

Alex's Story: From Isolated to Included

October 3rd, 2013
  The smell of chlorine wafts through the air, sunlight streams through the windows, and the sound of laughter echoes off the walls as dozens of kids and parents splash in the Spokane YMCA pool.   Calmly strolling out of the locker room, Alex tosses… more »

Sue Ellen's Story: It's Never Too Late

July 31st, 2013
  Nearly all of Sue Ellen?s 67 years have been spent in institutions, the last 28 in a nursing home. Although that lifestyle was all she had known, those around her believe she also knew that life had more to offer. Last year, at the age of 66, she fou… more »

Bob?s Story: Dancing Through Life

July 1st, 2013
Bob?s Story: Dancing Through Life
Bob?s story is one of both great heartache and great celebration for him and his family.  Through it all, Bob has persevered and prospered.  He loves his community, his family, and most of all his independence. He struggles through setback after setback… more »